‘Honour’ killings in Karachi shock Pakistan’s largest city

The night Ghani Rehman was condemned to die, his father asked if they could share a last meal together. But Ghani excused himself, preferring to wait in his room. His sisters came to see him, and he gave them each a small token to remember him by: a plastic-wrapped mint drop.

The 18-year-old boy knew what was coming. Less than 24 hours earlier, the neighbour’s 15-year-old daughter Bakhtaja, with whom Ghani had tried to elope from Ali Brohi Goth, their poor neighbourhood of Karachi, had been tied down and electrocuted.

His father finished dinner, then returned. With the help of an uncle, he strapped his son to a rope bed, tying one arm and one leg to the frame with uncovered electrical wires.

Shocked? BS.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘But Ghani excused himself.’
    Fuck off.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t have a problem with this. This is what Pakistan wants to be. No half measures in Islam. If they do it here then wipe out the entire family but if keep it over there, so what?

  • But … but … it’s diverse!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And extraordinarly powerful!

      • Who could have so little of this?

      • Maggat

        Powerful? What, 220 volts?

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    This would make a wonderful five-act-play!

    Act 1: Boy Meets Girl in whirlwind courtship
    Act 2: Repeated marriage requests are rebuffed and so the couple elopes
    Act 3: They are lured back to their village and sentenced to death by electrocution
    Act 4: Both the condemned share a final meal with their families and then are horrifically murdered by their own fathers’
    Act 5: The two fathers come back out on stage to berate the audience for being so racist!

    Le Fin!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Romeo and Juliet were lucky!

  • WalterBannon

    who cares. muslims killing muslims is a good thing

  • felis gracilis

    Intolerance, hate and violence are Pakistan’s most important exports. Here in Canuckistan we’re getting our share.

  • David_Martin

    I would say “Honour Killings – Coming soon to Canada”…but it’s already here.